Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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UFC 254 Recap

UFC 254 Recap

UFC 254 was one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts events of 2020. Some events don't live up to the hype, this one did. Undefeated Khabib Nurmagemedov put his lightweight title on the line against interim champion and highlight sensation Justin Gaethje. James Dunn and I break down the two [...]

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A chat with Bobby Wooten

A chat with Bobby Wooten

At this year's Toronto International Film Festival I had the pleasure of seeing David Byrne's American Utopia. It was an amazing concert film directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee. I was left captivated by the show and impressed by Bobby Wooten, the bass player. His personality is infectious [...]

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Movie review: David Byrne’s American Utopia

Movie review: David Byrne’s American Utopia

Title: David Byrne's American Utopia Synopsis: Former lead singer of the Talking Heads, David Byrne's stage performance of his seventh album comes to the big screen. Director: Spike Lee Stars: David Byrne, Bobby Wooten, Daniel Freedman, Angie Swan

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TIFF 2020 delivers in a time of adversity

TIFF 2020 delivers in a time of adversity

The filmmakers, actors, and the general public who participated in the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) all agree that it was a huge success. There are a lot of businesses that have had to learn to pivot and come up with a ‘Plan B’ to survive in our current [...]

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Interview with the Senior Director of TIFF — Diana Sanchez

Interview with the Senior Director of TIFF — Diana Sanchez

Every year I have the pleasure of kicking off our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival by interviewing someone from TIFF’s programming team. Previously, I have spoken to the former CEO, Piers Handling, the current Co-Head and Executive Director, Cameron Bailey and this year I had [...]

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TIFF’s Hidden Gems

TIFF’s Hidden Gems

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before . . . ‘Keith Whittier loves September’! I really do. It’s by far my favourite month of the year. Spend five minutes with me and I’ll tell you! One the reasons for that is the Toronto International Film Festival. Here at Ottawa [...]

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The CFL cancels the 2020 season

The CFL cancels the 2020 season

CFL and movie reviewer Keith Whittier talks about the cancelling of the 2020 CFL season.

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Farewell Chadwick Boseman

Farewell Chadwick Boseman

Above: Chadwick Boseman at the Oscars, 2016.

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Tingz — a ByWard Market restaurant serving Carribean food

Tingz — a ByWard Market restaurant serving Carribean food

Recently I had the chance to check out Tingz, a new restaurant in the Market. As a proud person of Trinidadian descent I was eager to see if this place 'made the cut'. Tingz Restaurant - Bar 55 York St, Ottawa, ON 613-241-6221 Photos: www.facebook.com/tingzrestaurant

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Film review: Unhinged

Film review: Unhinged

Synopsis: After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage. Director: Derrick Borte Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson

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